Calif. files petition for Bridgepoint records
- The California attorney general's office filed a petition Wednesday in Sacramento Superior Court asking that Bridgepoint Education be ordered to turn over hundreds of thousands of records.
- Bridgepoint is the parent company of Iowa's Ashford University and Colorado's University of the Rockies, and the state says it failed to turn over most records requested in a January subpoena.
- The request is part of the state's investigation into false advertising complaints against for-profit colleges, and the records include those related to marketing, sales and academics—particularly as it pertains to military veterans, youth from foster homes and people with learning disabilities.
From the article:
... The California attorney general's office is seeking recordings of Bridgepoint's telemarketing and computer information on its contacts with students and prospective students in California. The college has offered to turn over only 800 of its estimated 400,000 digitally recorded telephone calls with people in California, according to the petition.
The company contends that fully complying with the subpoena would be "unduly burdensome" and would be a "public relations disaster" because the company would have to notify students that it was turning over the information, according to the state's petition. ...
- San Jose Mercury News Read More
Follow Roger Riddell on Twitter